Remember that cheapo £45 Region 2 DVD player I purchased a few weeks back? Well, the deal just got even *better*.
Thanks to DAT500, proprietor of The Emporium, I found out how to turn my Region 2 DVD player into a Region 0 DVD player - i.e. it now ignores Region encoding and plays any DVD disk under the sun - thanks to a remote control hack that allows you to reset the read encoding. How good is that? Particularly considering the cheapest multi-region DVD player I can find on the net is £75, or £85 if you want a recognised brand.
So if you don't have a DVD player and would like to take advantage of the better featured imported disks, there aren't any excuses. A £45 Pacific DVD player from ASDA and this simple region hack using the remote control: Open, Clear, 1, 3, 6, 9, 0, Close.